Utilities

August 10, 2011

Which company provides utility services for a given residence or business in Wells County can become somewhat confusing. There are no less than five electricity providers, five telephone companies and two natural gas providers that do business in Wells County.
If you live within Bluffton, Ossian, Markle, Uniondale, Poneto, Vera Cruz or Zanesville, consult those community listings for water, sewage and waste disposal services.

Herewith is a listing of other utility services in the county:
ELECTRICITY
• Bluffton Utilities - Services the city of Bluffton with an eastern and a western spur into the rural areas.  See information on Bluffton page
• United REMC - Services rural Wells County. Office is located at 4563 E. Markle Rd., Huntington (just west of I-69 on US 224). Mailing address: PO Box 605, Huntington IN 46750.  For customer service: 1-800-542-6339
• Indiana Michigan Power (AEP) - Services the communities of: Ossian, Poneto, Reiffsburg, Uniondale, Tocsin, Craigville, Liberty Center, Vera Cruz and Kingsland.  Office is located at One Summit Square, downtown Fort Wayne. Mailing address: PO Box 60, Fort Wayne IN 46801. For customer service: 1-800-311-4634
• Jay County REMC - Services a portion of SE Wells and Adams counties, in addition to all of Jay County. Office is located at Highway 67 and Tyson Road, Portland. Mailing address: PO Box 904, Portland IN 47671.  For customer service: 1-800-835-7362
• Cinergy PSI - Services Markle. For customer service: 1-800-521-2232.

TELEPHONE
Service providers within the county are:
• damsWells Telecom (Craigville Telephone Co.) - Services city of Bluffton, Craigville area and east-central Wells County. Office is located at 2351 N. Main St. (SR 301), Craigville. Mailing address: PO Box 38, Craigville IN 46731.  For customer service: (260) 565-3131 or 800-917-7731.
• AT&T - Services city of Bluffton and west central and southern Wells County. Residential repair service: 800-868-9696. Customer Service: Residential, 800-288-2020; Business, 800-660-3000.
• Citizens Telephone Co. - Services the Liberty Center, Poneto and rural Warren areas in southern Wells County. Office is located at 426 N. Wayne St., Warren. The mailing address PO Box 533, Warren IN 46792. Customer service, call (260) 375-2111
• CenturyLink - Services a portion of northern Wells  County (Tocsin area and west along US 224), the Petroleum area and a southeast portion of Wells County. For customer service: Residential, 1-888-723-8010; Business: 1-800-786-6272; Repair: 1-800-788-3600.
• Frontier - Services Ossian, Uniondale and Markle areas. For customer service phone: (Business) 1-877-462-8188; (Residential) 1-877-723-8010.

NATURAL GAS
• Northern Indiana Public Service Co. (NIPSCO) - services Bluffton and most of Wells County. The office and mailing address is: 801 E 86th Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410. Customer Service Telephone: 800-464-7726. Emergency Gas Leaks: 800-634-3524
• Vectren (formerly Indiana Gas Co.) - Services the Poneto and Markle areas in Wells Co. in addition to Blackford and Huntington Counties. Office is located at One Vectren Square, Evansville, IN 47708. Customer Service Telephone: 800-227-1376.  Emergency Gas Leaks: 800-227-1376

RECYCLING
Bluffton Recycling Center, 702 W. Wabash St., 824-4828.

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS
• Adams Wells Internet, (260) 565-3131
• Citznet.com,  (260) 375-2111
• Mediacom, 800-874-2924
• OnlyInternet.net, (260) 824-9612
• Swayzee Communicattons, 800-435-8353


CABLE TELEVISION
• Adams Wells Internet, (260) 565-3131
• Comcast, (260) 456-9000
• Longview Comm. (866) 611-6565
• Mediacom, 800-874-2924
• Swayzee Communicattons, 800-435-8353

MISCELLANEOUS
Buckeye Pipe Line 800-523-9420
    24-Hr. Emergency gas leaks 800-331-4115
Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line 713-989-7000
  24-Hr. Emergency gas leaks 800-225-3913

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